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Ares Games to Publish and Distribute Battlestar Galactica Combat Minis Game

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April 12, 2018

Ares Games will publish and distribute worldwide a starship combat miniature game based on the Battlestar Galactica™ TV series, including both the “Classical” and “Reimagined” settings.

Created by the same designers of the popular “Wings of Glory” and “Sails of Glory” game systems (Andrea Angiolino and Andrea Mainini), the Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles game will be first presented to the public at Gen Con 2018 (August 2-5, Indianapolis). Release date has not been announced yet.

Battlestar Galactica – Starship Battles will feature ready to play, painted and assembled miniatures, with a special base to support its unique game mechanics. Players will take control of one or more Colonial and Cylon ships, and face each other in furious dogfights and many other different kinds of missions.

The game will feature innovative mechanics allowing players to simulate space combat using simple and intuitive rules to imitate the unique dynamics of the battles in the TV show.

The “Battlestar Galactica” license agreement with Universal Brand Development includes both the classic series, created by Glen A. Larson in the late ‘70s, and the re-imagined series developed by Ronald D. Moore and David Eick which aired until 2010.

Zombicide: Invader from CMoN Funded in Minutes

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April 12, 2018

Zombicide: Invader is a standalone cooperative board game for 1 to 6 players, taking the trademark Zombicide action into the far reaches of space! Players control a group of Survivors trying to defend their remote mining outpost from a swarm of infected aliens controlled by the game itself. The more experience and power the Survivors earn, the more Xenos invade the facility!

This sci-fi interpretation of Zombicide is as sleek as ever, playing fast and furious. The rules have been optimized to reduce setup time and make the game flow quickly, focusing the action on the struggle between the Survivors and the Xenos.

The game’s character artwork was created by renowned artist Adrian Smith, and brought to life as miniatures by the talented team at BigChild Creatives.

Fully Operational, a new Engineer Sourcebook for Age of Rebellion Available Now

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April 6, 2018

Fully Operational, the new Engineer sourcebook for Age of Rebellion, is on sale now at your local retailer and Fantasy Flight Games!

Design. Build. Repair. Destroy. The struggle against the Empire isn’t only for those who carry the biggest blasters or fly the fastest starfighters. No war can be carried on without the tools to wage it, and Engineers serve the Rebellion and their comrades by designing, building, and maintaining all the equipment necessary to end the Empire’s reign of terror in the galaxy. Weapons, droids, vehicles, and gear of all varieties are more than just plasteel and bolts; they represent the will of the free people of the galaxy made corporeal in defiance of the Emperor.

Fully Operational is a 96-page sourcebook for Engineers in the Star Wars™: Age of Rebellion Roleplaying Game™. Featuring three new specialization talent trees and new races to populate your campaigns, Fully Operational is an essential addition to your collection. It includes detailed rules for vehicle and starship construction as well as sample campaigns that emphasize the role Engineers play in the Galactic Civil War beyond being simple background support. A livery of new ships and vehicles also awaits you, ready to be included in your Age of Rebellion campaign.

Into the Black: Boarding Party Campaign Ends at 300% Funding!

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Mar 30, 2018

Into the Black: Boarding Party, the space pirate “dungeon” crawl board game from our very own James J Campbell of I Will Never Grow Up Games has successfully funded on Kickstarter! Now the long journey to reality truly begins!

With the support of 426 Backers, just like you, we hit nearly 300% funded and 18 STRETCH GOALS unlocked! WOW!

Unlocked : Card stock and linen finish upgrade, Player board upgrade, 4 additional (KS Promo) player boards, Custom Shaped Meeples, Standees, Coop scenario “Infestation”, Spot UV Box art, Alternate Bridge tile (KS promo), 2 Expansion add-ons, Increased event card size, plastic insert, More loot cards, and More event cards!

I would like to thank everyone for your generous support and all of the positive comments! It means the world to all of us here at I Will Never Grow Up Games!

We will be contacting those who have pledge for the special pledge levels that require names, pictures or anything else soon to get those details hammered out.

And now, the hard work of updating the files with all of the great unlocked content, implementing some of the awesome backer suggestions, doing the back and forth dance with the manufacturers and then the long .. oh so long .. wait for fulfillment!

I cannot wait to keep everyone updated with what’s happening behind the scenes and letting you all know where the project stands as we reach various milestones along the way.

Once again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support, and to all of our play testers, supporters, fans and everyone else who have supported us over the past nearly 3 years since Into the Black began!

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Star Wars: Legion Available Now!

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Mar 28, 2018

The Galactic Civil War has erupted into pitched battle on a thousand planets of the galaxy. Rebel cells sabotage Imperial operations, while the Galactic Empire brings the full force of its military machine to bear against the Rebel Alliance. New heroes and generals are forged in the fires of war every day—and you can join their ranks.

The Star Wars™: Legion Core Set and eight expansions are now from Fantasy Flight Games!

If you’ve ever wanted to scramble for cover with a squad of Rebel Troopers or command the battle from inside an AT-ST walker, Star Wars: Legion offers you the chance to enter the infantry battles of the Star Wars saga and flex your military acumen. In every game, you will issue your orders and navigate the chaos of battle. You’ll impose your commands on the unfolding conflict. And you will lead your forces through the battle, strategically maneuvering and launching cunning attacks. Take command of the Galactic Civil War with nine Star Wars: Legion products, all releasing today:

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Solare Flare Games Announces Robotech: Force of Arms

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Mar 20, 2018

Solare Flare Games has announced Robotech: Force of Arms will be released to retail July 2018.

Take on the role of either the brave Robotech Defense Forces (RDF) or the warrior Zentraedi.

You and your opponent maneuver your warships and deploy your forces endeavoring to gain supremacy. With fearless heroes and commands, you can turn the tide of the battle in your favor.

Will you defend the Earth as the valiant RDF? Or will you attempt to destroy the Earth, capture the SDF-1, and recover the secrets of Protoculture as the giant Zentraedi?

Players are trying to destroy their opponent’s ships while also successfully defending their own ships in this sector of space. Players take turns tactically moving ships around. Strategically placing their attack and defense fighter cards to defend their own ships and destroy those of their enemy and using their hero and command cards to win the day. The player with the most combined points in defended and successfully destroyed ships wins.

 

Game Contents

  • 52 Cards:
    • 12 RDF Fighter Cards
    • 12 Zentraedi Fighter Cards
    • 8 Human Command/Hero Cards
    • 8 Zentraedi Command/Hero Cards
    • 4 RDF Fleet Ship Cards
    • 4 Zentraedi Fleet Ship Cards
    • 1 Alternate Art SDF-1 Cards
    • 2 Cheat Sheet Cards
  • 39 Punch-Out Tokens
    • 15 Attack Tokens
    • 12 Defense Tokens
    • 4 Spy Tokens (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
    • 4 Fight/Ship Lock (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
    • 4 Protoculture Tokens (2 RDF / 2 Zentraedi)
  • Rule Book
  • Box

9 Days Left to Pledge for Into the Black: Boarding Party – Funded and 10 Stretch Goals Unlocked!

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Feb 20, 2018

Into the Black: Boarding Party has just 9 days left in it’s Kickstarter Campaign!

160% Funded and 10 stretch goals have been unlocked so far! With the expected surge in the final 48 hours of the campaign it appears this game will come fully stretched/upgraded and the designer has hinted at a couple of bonus extras that may be snuck into the final production!

Board an enemy star ship, loot and plunder, complete your objectives and survive!

Take on the role a fierce band of space pirates who have boarded an enemy vessel, set on accomplishing your mission while each pirate also has their own secret goal to fulfill.

Explore and loot the vessel of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner; All this while keeping morale high as the clock ticks down to your potential capture.

Be wary of the possible traitor lurking among you, out for personal glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Some info about Into the Black: Boarding Party

  • 1 to 4 player
  • Semi Cooperative with a Traitor mechanic
  • 90-120 minutes play time
  • Ages 14+
  • Kickstarter Backer price CA$59, SRP CA$65
  • Kickstarter backers receive all unlocked content at no extra charge (expansions notwithstanding).
  • KS Promo Items will be made available through retail at additional cost after fulfillment.
  • Quick Player Turns – With 2 actions per turn it will be your turn again in no time!
  • Re-playable –  10+ player boards,14 personal goals, 7 primary missions and a completely modular game board mean no two games are likely to be quite the same!
  • Semi Cooperative – Players must work together to complete the primary mission while also dealing with their own personal goal, complete with the possibility of a traitor in your midst!
  • No Player Elimination – Everyone is in the game to the end!
  • Solo Play Integrated – With a complete enemy AI system, Into the Black: Boarding Party is fully playable solo, by design!
  • The first in a SERIES of Games – Into the Black: Boarding Party is the first in a series of games in the Game of Space Piracy world, with a prequel and a sequel game currently in development!

Into the Black: Boarding Party is LIVE on Kickstarter

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Feb 27, 2018

Once More Unto the Breach! Into the Black: Boarding Party is live on Kickstarter now through March 29th!

James J. Campbell and I Will Never Grow Up Games are headed to Kickstarter to seek funding for their board game, Into the Black: Boarding Party, a semi-cooperative space pirate dungeon crawl for 1 to 4 players. Gamers familiar with the dice and tile laying aspects of Betrayal at House on the Hill and the traitor mechanics in Dead of Winter will feel right at home with Into the Black: Boarding Party, the first in a trilogy of games in development set in the Game of Space Piracy universe.

Into the Black: Boarding Party has been blind play tested by dozens of groups during hundreds of sessions across the world, and it will launch on Kickstarter with the full art and design complete. The Kickstarter campaign will feature the game at $59 Canadian (approximately $45 US), with low, subsidized shipping.

In the not so distant future, mankind has traveled the galaxy seeking out new worlds to colonize and exploit for their rich resources. In the process a new breed of spacefaring pirate has emerged to take advantage and profit off of the hard work of others.

In Into the Black: Boarding Party you play as a fierce band of space pirates who have just boarded an unknown enemy vessel, set on accomplishing not only your primary mission but your own personal, secret, goal as well. You will explore the ship one corridor and room at a time, loot the vessel of all of its bounty, fend off a seemingly unending wave of enemy defenders and encounter a potentially lethal series of events around every corner. All the while keeping morale high and the clock ticks down to your eventual failure. Beware the potential traitor among you, out for personal gain and glory at the expense of the rest of the crew!

Will you make it off the ship with all of your goals accomplished and your crew intact? Find out in Into the Black: Boarding Party.